BLOG TOUR: HYDRAULIC LEVEL FIVE BY SARAH LATCHAW

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Title:   Hydraulic Level Five
Author:  Sarah Latchaw
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date:  September 3, 2013
Publisher:  Omnific Publishing
Cover Designed By:  Amy Brokaw / Micha Stone
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.


Synopsis:

How does a woman get over her one great love? With whitewater rafting, bluegrass, and a touch of revenge…

Kaye is an extreme sports addict with a kind heart and an axe to grind with her childhood sweetheart and ex-husband, renowned writer Samuel Caulfield Cabral. While Samuel enjoys a celebrity life in New York, Kaye remains in their hometown of Lyons, Colorado, running her PR agency and chatting daily with Samuel’s family, the beloved Cabrals—first-generation Mexican-Americans who have embraced Kaye as their own.

But when Samuel returns for his sister’s wedding with his new love interest, stunning editor Caroline Ortega , the gloves are stripped off. Kaye is determined to unearth the reasons behind the death of their marriage and why two people who lived to love each other were driven apart.

She discovers startling revelations about Samuel, about life…and about herself.


Jenn’s Review of Hydraulic Level Five

So when I started this book I really had no idea what to expect but the synopsis alone was able to suck me in and make me want to read this book.


We first meet the main character Kaye as she embarks on a life threatening journey along the crazy rapids.  I do have to say that I don’t know much about rafting but I could tell from the reaction of the characters that this was dangerous and their not being happy at the events that were taking place.  Since Kaye’s divorce she seems to have gone off the deep end of extreme sports and I wondered if it was part of her escape from reality or if it was really that she didn’t care much what happened to her.  Kaye seemed a little bit self-destructive to me at times… Though she seemed on the outside to be in complete control she is ANYTHING but…


When faced with her ex husband Sam returning to town for his sisters wedding it becomes quite the controversy with Kaye… Not only does she have no idea what really went wrong with their relationship she embarks on a fact finding mission and she isn’t stopping till she has all the answers.  The story of their life together is heartwarming and heartbreaking all at the same time.  How could these two so passionate for each other and life and have so much in common fail so miserably at keeping their relationship together… The facts that unfold are nothing that you would expect.  Most of it having to do with Sam’s past a past that even though she was his best friend growing up she had no idea about. 


Kaye is one strong woman and Sam is such a lost broken man… I felt for him when his story was revealed in full disclosure but also upset with him because when you love someone you don’t do the things that he did and make amends easily… You have to work at it and fight for it, so I was truly happy that they didn’t just kiss and make up and go off into happy la la land… cause that was my biggest fear… You’ll have to read it to find out all the secrets and I think that overall you will truly enjoy this read.  It’s well written and heartfelt and you will fall for Kaye and Sam and be rooting for them through the book. I’m not sure I like 100% where it ended… The only other complaint that I did have was the terminology surrounding the sports.  I still am not sure I totally understand what a Hydraulic Level Five is… I get it that it’s a rapid of some sort but I’m not sure I totally understand what exactly that was and why it was so dangerous… but seriously that is the only criticism that I have of this read…


I gave this one 4 stars overall it was a good read and if you enjoy a good story this one could be for you!

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About the Author:


Sarah Latchaw was raised in eastern Iowa and appreciates beauty in mud-splattered gravel roads, weathered farm faces, and combine harvesters powering through cornfields. She also loves to explore the world, thanks to countless family minivan trips across the States to coastal cities and national monuments. This passion for finding stories led to college adventures to Israel and Palestine, Jordan, Slovakia, Germany, and other European countries. Each place’s story rests in the back of her mind and in her childhood photo albums.

In 2002, Sarah received her BA from Wartburg College in public relations and media, and entered the workforce, ready to climb the ladder. However, when researching MBA applications evoked feelings of dread, she realized a corporate marketing career wasn’t for her. With the unfailing support of her loving husband, she chose to pursue a career in freelance and creative writing, and received her MA from Iowa State University in 2009.

These days, Sarah wakes every morning thrilled to cuddle her small children, show them the world, then capture that world and shape it into stories on paper. She also enjoys her piano, volunteering in her community, and reading anything with a cohesive plot. She and her family reside in Des Moines, Iowa.

 
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A REVIEW OF M. LEIGHTON EVERYTHING FOR US

Title: Everything for Us (The Bad Boys #3)
Author: M. Leighton
Release Date: September 3rd, 2013


Synopsis:

Marissa Townsend had everything a girl could ask for—a great job, a privileged life, and all the friends she wanted. Or, at least, all the friends money could buy. But one case of mistaken identity has turned her privileged world upside down.

An abduction gone wrong lands her right in the lap of the sexiest, most dangerous man she’s ever met. To Marissa, he’s an enigma, but one to whom she’s irresistibly, inexplicably drawn.

With him comes a new world of freedom and passion, of dark shadows, and dangerous secrets, a world where nothing is what it seems—except for the blind passion that Marissa can’t escape—or maybe even survive.

Jenn’s Review of Everything for Us

An ARC was provided by the publisher for review

Let me just say that I always thought Michelle couldn’t top Cash as a character. Well I was wrong I fell 110% for Nash Davenport. The real one, not Cash pretending to be his twin.

Everything for Us continues right where the last book left off with the twists of a thriller and the heat we’ve come to love! This time we get Nash and Marissa’s POV. Alternating between the broken man who was forced to leave everything he knew as a young man with a bright future ahead, because of his fathers mistakes. And a spoiled and snobby Marissa who we have a natural distaste for. Nash’s anger, hostility and need for revenge coulds his judgement at times. It keeps him from the one thing he wants but doesn’t feel he deserves…Marissa.

Marissa is the spoiled rich girl and complete opposite of Nash. She’s a lawyer and he… Well lets just say the seven years away hasn’t been kind! There is spark and sizzle between these two and as Marissa comes to terms with her kidnapping and her too familiar rescuer, she’s thrown into turmoil over her feelings for him and her life in general…. My heart broke for her during this book and really in the end I was cheering for her…

Nash is an enigma. He’s brooding yet has a soft and sensual side lying beneath the years of hard surface he built up since he started his life on the run. Nash is forced into some soul searching though he fights every step of the way he knows deep down what he wants… But can he get past the past and anger… There is a twist in their relationship that you won’t see coming and it will shock you for sure!!!

We also continue the unraveling of the Russian Mafia that’s been plaguing the Davenports for the last few years. Cash hasn’t lost his determination or focus to set his father free and Nash is right behind him, all ready to put the past where it belongs once and for all!

This book is steamy HOT!!!! Once again she has outdone herself. I think this book is better then the first two. The angst and chemistry with Nash and Marissa will lead you through an emotional time in two lost souls lives. The struggles of both of them to come to terms with their future will leave you bereft during reading. I cried several times throughout this book. The ending couldn’t be more perfect!!!!
5 stars isn’t truly enough!

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About M. Leighton:

M. Leighton is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Wild Ones and The Bad Boys romance trilogies. She is a native of Ohio, relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she lets her mind wander to romantic settings with sexy Southern guys much like the one she married and the ones you’ll find in her latest books. When her thoughts aren’t roaming in that direction, she’ll be riding horses, swimming in ponds and experiencing life on a ranch, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.

For more about M. Leighton, visit her website at www.MLeightonBooks.blogspot.com or follow her on Twitter @mleightonbooks.

COVER REVEAL: EMBRACE BY S.E. HALL

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Synopsis

Embrace, the second book in the Evolve Series by S.E. Hall, follows the characters from her debut NA romance, Emerge.
Evan Allen is a handsome, athletic, southern gentleman…who now attends GSU, for no good reason.
No friends, a year of ineligibility on the football team and no girl, Evan is starting over alone. But certain members of The Crew refuse to let him face things by himself,taking him under their wing, and it doesn’t take the ladies long to notice him either.
Sometimes life doesn’t go as you had planned, it goes better.
Embrace it.
17+ readers recommended for this N/A Coming of Age romance due to sexual contentsituations and mature language.
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Teaser

Trash, toilet paper and a few smokers huddled together for warmth decorate the front lawn. A loud bass line thumps from inside and Sawyer’s head is bobbing to the music like a dashboard doll as we make our way up the walk to the frat house. Neither one of us are a Sig, but I’m thinking nobody tells Sawyer he can’t join the party, so I figure I’m golden. All I want to do tonight is forget; erase from my mind all that is my new school, my forfeited jersey and my blonde no more. Seeing her in Algebra every week is gonna suck, and I’m not sure how long I’ll be able to treat her with cold indifference, it just doesn’t feel right. We were friends before we were anything else, for so long, but I’m not sure yet if we can get it back there. Not having her in my life at all is foreign, and hurts like hell, but I’m not sure I can pull it off. Not wanting to do the mental debate thing for the hundredth time in days, I follow Sawyer into the party, vowing internally not to think of it, her, us, them, again tonight. We hit the keg straight away, then head over to a group of people Sawyer knows. Introductions are made and the only one I register is Josie, a short, really pretty brunette across from me. Yes- I still have eyes. I give her a smile and hold her hand in mine longer than a normal “nice to meet you” shake, rubbing my thumb across her wrist on the release. I just want to connect with someone, anyone, even for a moment. I’ve always been one-half of a whole, always known the girl in the room who was “mine,” and now I’m lost. Sawyer picks up on my interest in her and gives me a nod, turning his attention to her friend, guiding her away to dance. Very nice. I’ve got one foot in the stirrup, ready to fling my leg over and get “back on the horse” when a pair of small hands cover my eyes from behind. “Guess who?” a sweet voice whispers in my ear.    

Cover Re-reveal of Emerge (Evolve Series 1)

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Synopsis

Laney Walker is a quick witted, athletic, southern tomboy who lets few get too close, using her sarcastic zingers to deflect. She also has no idea how others view her, Evan having protected and coveted her since they were children. But college puts a gap between Laney and Evan that neither of them were prepared for- old relationships are tested, new ones are formed and nothing will ever be the same.
Especially when in walks one Dane Kendrick, not at all the familiar, southern charmer of home, but an animal all his own.
A story of growing up, friendship, loyalty, first love, primal love…and life.

 

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Meet S.E. Hall

mepic (1) Goodreads / Facebook / Twitter S.E.Hall resides in Arkansas with her husband of 17 years and 3 beautiful daughters. When not in the stands watching her ladies play softball, she enjoys reading YA and NA romance.  

   

BOOK SPOTLIGHT: CARRIE’S #1 BOOK BOYFRIEND POST WETHERING THE STORM!!!!

Synopsis:

Music journalist Tru Bennett has done the impossible: capture the heart of rock-star bad boy Jake Wethers. Now they’re busy planning a wedding and navigating their new life together in the US. Of course Tru misses London and her best friend, Simone, but living happily ever after with Jake in LA is going to be great…right?

Wrong. Even the bright California sun can’t whitewash the dark side of celebrity coupledom. Greedy music execs, merciless paparazzi, and Jake’s wild past are lurking around every corner. Making matters worse, Jake announces he doesn’t want kids, which just may be a deal breaker.

Tru loves Jake more than anything. But when a devastating crisis threatens to destroy everything they’ve fought for, the couple must face the hard truth: What if, this time, love is not enough?

Carrie’s Review of Wethering The Storm

I waited a very long time to be reunited with my #1 BB Jake Wethers!! When I finally got my hands on him again he DID NOT disappoint!! I love him more! Is that possible?!

Wethering The Storm lets us see more of Jake and Tru, and how their relationship evolves. Jake and Tru are happily engaged, and ready to be married but Jake has to fight some of his inner demons that have haunted him for awhile now. It broke my heart to see how he deals with them. It’s a side of Jake we didn’t see much of in The Mighty Storm.

Tru has to deal with Jake’s past, and in past I mean all the woman he has been with before her. She really doesn’t want to let her jealous issues hurt their relationship, but I completely understand where she was coming from coming from! I mean Jake is a huge rockstar with women everywhere all the time! I know I would have some of the same feelings Tru did!

As we get further into the book some other BIG things happen that made me have tears! I don’t want to give those things away but I will say you will love it! I really feel like we see a more mature side of Jake in Wethering the Storm and it made me love him even more!!

Now you ask why is Jake your #1 BB? Well here are a few highlights that made me have tears running down my face and swooning for my man!!

“You don’t just complete me Tru. You make me who I am. You make me better.I’d be nothing without you. Nothing. I’ve been there once before, and I’m never going back. I’m never losing you again.” <<<<<< SWOON CITY!! Omg!!

Nothing I won’t do to make you happy. What I feel for you…it’s limitless. There is nothing before or after you. There is only you. <<<<<< Sweet mother of Pearl! Can I just swaddle him in a blanket and hold him like a newborn baby??!! ;)

You have me where it counts, Taking my hand holding it over his T-shirt, over his heart. “You hold this in the palm of your hand. You are the only woman who has ever had it, and ever will. You own me, Tru.” <<<< I sobbed a bit here not gonna lie! Sigh~

There are so many more quotes I loved! I give Wethering The Storm 5 HUGE stars!! It was well worth the wait!! Jake Wethers you are my #1 BB always!! Loved it from start to finish!! Thank you Samantha Towle for giving us Jake and letting us in on his and Tru’s crazy ride! It was a wonderful story,and I will always love my man Jake!! Also for the record I will never look at a snake the same way ever again!!

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BLOG TOUR: TWO ROADS BY L.M. AUGUSTINE

Synopsis:


The only person poetry-loving Cali Monroe hates more than herself is Logan Waters, the geeky kid who lives in the dorm building next to hers.

Ever since Cali’s parents told her she would amount to nothing, she has felt entirely inadequate. Friendless and alone, she takes on the mean girl role in hopes it will make her feel better–and Logan serves as the perfect target. He infuriates her with his obnoxiously long lashes, his all too perfect dimpled smile, and his complete lack of personality outside of his intelligence. It doesn’t hurt that he’s part of the reason her brother is dead, either. So Cali hates him, and he returns the favor. Thus, their prank-filled, insult-driven rivalry is born, and torturing Logan quickly becomes the highlight of her life.

But when Cali’s parents set them up on a blind date, she begins to realize Logan might not be as boring as she always thought. He shares her love of poetry, takes a sadistic pleasure in making fun of crepes, and he makes her blush when he calls her smile pretty.

And hey, maybe those long lashes of his aren’t that obnoxious after all…


Two Roads is New Adult Romance about finding love, standing out, and learning to embrace who you are. It contains some language and mild sexual content.

Jenn’s Review of Two Roads

Ok so too say that this book was slightly frustrating might be an understatement… and I don’t mean frustrating in a bad way by any means.  The push and pull and tug-o-war of emotions will give you whiplash!  LM Augustine has created a story that will not only make you want to scream and cry, but will seduce you with hilarity in his traditional quirky fashion… 

When we first meet Cali to say I thought that she was truly one of the “Mean Girls” is an understatement… She is vicious and quite evil in her daily life, but that’s all dispelled when her inner monolog starts to tell you who she really is on the inside and you quickly become heartbroken for her turmoil and the fear and heartache she faces at such a young age… Cali’s brother is dead and she blames herself, her parents and Logan most of all.  Her ongoing practical joking and feud with Logan seems to be the only thing keeping her from cracking completely.  Sounds silly but when you think about it, it makes a lot of sense… It’s like the boy on the playground that likes the little girl so what does he do he picks on her and makes fun of her and does everything he can to annoy her…. yeah that’s pretty much what Logan and Cali do to each other… yet.. it’s supposed to be all in the eyes of hatred for one another… 

I really would have liked for this book to be dual POV getting inside Logan’s head throughout this read would have really be awesome.  I kept wondering all along what is he really thinking???  What does he feel about these certain events… You could get a sense of where his heart really was but you were never quite sure. Logan is such a complex character and I could tell there was so much behind his behaviors and his actions that we didn’t really get a chance to see.  I would have liked to have seen his character develop the same way we saw Cali’s.  That is my one criticism about this book. 

I loved all the poetry in this story.  I haven’t read a lot of it since high school and college and I forgot how beautiful a poem can be.  How much it makes you think about life and the choices we face and make every day.  The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost is  a mind bender… It’s so true too… Almost everyday we are all faced with choices… Cali was faced with holding onto the past and never letting go of the anger and the fear or choosing her path and being happy… Don’t we all face that on a daily basis? This book was quite insightful and really did grip at not just the heartstrings but made you truly think about your own life and which Road you choose…

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

~ Robert Frost The Road Not take


Two Roads was a solid read and I give it 4 stars… Can’t wait to read what this author comes up with next… 


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About the Author:

L.M. Augustine is a YA romance author who is obsessed with writing about dorky teenagers, love, and happy endings. He currently lives in New England, where he spends far too much time reading books and screaming at his computer, and he believes that the solution to the world’s problems can be found in chocolate cake. Click To Subscribe is his first novel, but it won’t be his last. 

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EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT SPOTLIGHT: EVERYTHING FOR US BY M. LEIGHTON

Title: Everything for Us (The Bad Boys #3)
Author: M. Leighton
Release Date: September 3rd, 2013


Synopsis:

Marissa Townsend had everything a girl could ask for—a great job, a privileged life, and all the friends she wanted. Or, at least, all the friends money could buy. But one case of mistaken identity has turned her privileged world upside down.

An abduction gone wrong lands her right in the lap of the sexiest, most dangerous man she’s ever met. To Marissa, he’s an enigma, but one to whom she’s irresistibly, inexplicably drawn.

With him comes a new world of freedom and passion, of dark shadows, and dangerous secrets, a world where nothing is what it seems—except for the blind passion that Marissa can’t escape—or maybe even survive.

Excerpt from Everything For Us

“I’m so sorry for the life you had to lead. You were so young,” she says, her voice thick with emotion. “You didn’t deserve that.”

Her hand splays across my chest as she scatters kisses all over my face and neck. I feel drops of warm wetness every so often. I don’t realize they’re tears until one hits my lips and I taste the salt.

She makes her way to my stomach then down my right leg and back up again, dragging her lips and tongue along the inside of my thigh.

It’s not often I see the goodness in people. Or that they surprise me with compassion. Yet Marissa has. I just told her I’m a criminal and a killer, and rather than running the other direction, she cried for me.

Something burns deep inside my chest. I don’t have time to think about it or deny it, or devise a plan to rid myself of it. Marissa sees to that when her lips close over my engorged head. She makes it so that she’s all I can think about. She erases all other thoughts with the first swipe of her tongue. And I’m happy to let them go.

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About M. Leighton:

M. Leighton is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Wild Ones and The Bad Boys romance trilogies. She is a native of Ohio, relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she lets her mind wander to romantic settings with sexy Southern guys much like the one she married and the ones you’ll find in her latest books. When her thoughts aren’t roaming in that direction, she’ll be riding horses, swimming in ponds and experiencing life on a ranch, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.

For more about M. Leighton, visit her website at www.MLeightonBooks.blogspot.com or follow her on Twitter @mleightonbooks.

BLOG TOUR: UNAFRAID BY MELODY GRACE

Synopsis:

The first time I saw her, I knew this girl was wilder than any stallion I’d ever trained. She was headstrong, wounded, passionate and free. And I had to have her…”

Brittany Ray doesn’t care about her bad reputation. Growing up in a sleepy beach town with a junkie mom and a runaway dad, Brit’s learned the hard way that the people you love will only let you down. It’s no use hoping for love or happiness. Some dreams aren’t meant for girls like her.

Hunter Covington is one of those dreams.

Gorgeous, charming Hunter is damn near perfect—and it’s killing him. Son of Charleston royalty, he’s been trapped in a gilded cage since the day he was born. Now he’s breaking free. He’s quit law school to restore his grandpa’s old horse ranch, trying to soothe the demons in his soul. But Beachwood Bay is full of old ghosts, like the mysterious girl who spent an unforgettable night with him—and then slipped away before dawn. Brit.

Everything about her screams danger, but Hunter doesn’t care: he’s never felt a connection so deep. And try as she may, Brit can’t resist the desire consuming her —or the safety she finds in Hunter’s arms.

A reckless passion. An undeniable bond. Scarred by their pasts, Brit and Hunter fight to heal old wounds. But will dark secrets tear apart their new beginning? And when love is the biggest risk of all, can they find the courage to face the future unafraid?

 Jenn’s Review of Unafraid

I was so excited when we got the request to read this book.  I absolutely love Melody’s first 2 books so I was eager to read this one and it DID NOT DISAPPOINT!!!!!!!!

First things first this book contains the BEST FIRST DATE EVER!!!!! I totally adored the lengths that Hunter was willing to go to for Brit. 

After spending one unexpected passionate night together neither of them could ever find that spark in another person that they were looking for.  Brit chasing some demons of her past and the stigma her mother has left behind she embraces the image and lives up to it, but it’s so not who she is… she like any other girl has dreams and aspirations but unfortunately with no experience or education those dreams aren’t becoming a reality… Brit is so lost.  You want to hug her and take her away from her issues and make her believe that she is better then what she believes of herself.  

Hunter is really a sweetheart, but he himself has some issues and one major secret that he is hiding and burying.  When he divuldges his secret my heart literally broke in two… I was crying for him.  Yeah I’m a sap and I cry easily but I don’t know how you wouldn’t be able to cry at this revelation.  My favorite part of Hunter is that he is willing to do anything for Brit, he doesn’t quit or give up no matter how hard she tries to push him away… 

This book has a 10 on the sizzle and hotness factor!  Hunter literally made me need some cold showers!  True Story!  This book was HOT HOT HOT!!!!!  Hunter is swoon worthy and he will be on my book boyfriend list right alone with Emerson!  I’m not sure Melody will ever write a man I don’t fall completely in love with!  These characters will make you fall in love with them.  Their passion to not only love but to fight for each other shows that love knows no bounds… I was very smitten with Hunter from the beginning and by the end I loved them both… 

I was happy to see the appearance of Brit’s brother Emerson and future sister in law Juilet… Beachwood Bay has a lot of love and secrets buried in it… I’m wondering if there are anymore couples that will come out of this small town, but I can tell you that I sure hope so… I give this one 5 stars… There is NOTHING you could change in this book to make it better.  From beginning to the very end I was captivated by the depth of the characters and the story!  BRAVO Melody keep them coming!  I surely wouldn’t mind to see that playboy bar stud Garrett find a woman to rock his world… hint hint hint… Seriously get this book you will not be sorry!!!!!

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 Melody Grace Bio:

Melody Grace is the USA Today bestselling author of UNBROKEN and UNTOUCHED. A small-town girl turned SoCal beach-lover, she spent years with her nose in a book before deciding it was time to write them for herself. She loves bad boys, good books, and pistachio-flavored ice-cream.

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BLOG TOUR: DESTINATION WEDDING BY ROBYN NEELEY

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Synopsis:


Wedding planner Kate Ashby’s fear of flying is eased by a sexy stranger and one slow lip lock that rockets her into another obit.

CEO Luke Cannon has just traded seats with his identical twin. Little did he know that an innocent kiss while pretending he was his brother would soon create havoc.

What happens in the air doesn’t stay up there. Once on tropical land, Kate believes that the handsome stranger who gave her the best kiss of her life is now her new client, Drew Cannon, fiancé to the beautiful and wealthy Lauren Kincaid. While Kate struggles with the intense feelings she thinks she has for Drew, Luke discovers Kate’s been hired to plan his brother’s destination wedding. He also realizes the initial sparks they shared 30,000 feet up are now mistakenly aimed at Drew.

Can Luke get Kate to realize that the feelings she has are for him? He’s got forty-eight hours in paradise to try.

Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors

Jenn’s Review of Destination Wedding

I have to say that I am really glad that I got to experience this sweet book.  I really enjoyed reading this story.  The characters are fun and thought they all have their own issues they are dealing with throughout the book they all have the same goal in mind.  To find happiness…

When Kate embarks on the trip of a lifetime to Hawaii she never intends to fall in love along the way.  Kate has that always the bridesmaid and never the bride mentality… So planning weddings is her dream and she just landed the account that is going to make her rise to the top… ONLY one issue she thinks she is in love with the groom! 

Luke has a bit of a hardened heart after all the years he has spent building his career he wants nothing more then to be like his carefree brother Drew… Luke spends his time consumed in work and that all work and no play mentality has gotten him nowhere!  But when his brother Drew asks him to switch seats with him on the plane to Hawaii his world is turned upside down by the beautiful and truly scared to death Kate… When he tries to distract her from her fear of flying by kissing her, he doesn’t realized the problem… She thinks she’s kissing Drew!!!

This little incident turns the world upside down for everyone involved!  Luke wants to be with Kate and Kate thinks that she wants to be with Drew and the shenanigans that prevail are down right funny and yet sweet and even sometimes annoying… I wanted to smack some people upside the head at times and yell just tell her the truth before you all end up alone! 

The dynamic between Luke and Kate is sweet and passionate and you are cheering the whole time for them to get together and figure their crap out… Unfortunately though it doesn’t always work out the way we want it too… They struggle with the lies and the heartbreak they are both experiencing throughout the book, both have their fears and reservations.  Then when their world turns upside down again with a revelation nobody expected you want to just scream!!!!  They both make a lot of mistakes!!!

This was such an enjoyable read… I recommend it to everyone it has sort of that Wedding Planner feel to it and that happens to be one of my favorite all time movies… Though the story is completely different! I give 4.5 stars for this one.  The only thing that I didn’t like to be honest was I thought that Luke and Kate moved a little too fast to be completely realistic… but this is fiction after all… Pick up this read today I think you will truly enjoy it!!!

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 About the Author:

Robyn Neeley is an East Coaster who loves to explore new places; watches way more reality TV than she cares to admit; can’t live without Dunkin Donuts coffee and has never met a cookie she didn’t like. If you have a must read romance suggestion or a fabulous cookie recipe, she wants to know. Visit her at robynneeley.com

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RELEASE DAY BLITZ: TEMPORARY BLISS BY BJ HARVEY

Title: TEMPORARY BLISS (Bliss # 1, New Erotic Romance Series)

Author: BJ Harvey

Book Release date: August 29th

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Synopsis:

Makenna Lewis cringes at any mention of the word commitment. She doesn’t want or need a relationship, but she does like sex (who doesn’t).

That explains Noah, Sean, and Zander, her three ‘friends with benefits’.

They know the score, they know they’re not the only one, and each of them provide her with a different physical need that she craves and enjoys.

Until a late night encounter with the delicious Daniel Winters turns her preconceived notion of no-commitment completely on its head.

Soon she finds herself feeling things she vowed never to feel again, and when Daniel pushes for more than she’s willing to give, she falters.

What do you do when something that you’ve known to be so wrong in the past feels so damn right?

If you’re Mac, you run and hide.

But is Daniel the type of man who takes no for an answer?

Excerpt from Temporary Bliss


We reach the park about fifteen minutes later, our progress hindered by my sky high boots that my feet are now complaining to me about…a lot! Pier Park closed early for the night, scuttling our plans to take a few rides on the Ferris wheel. “Are your feet sore? Do you want to just take a slow walk around the pier?”

“Sounds good, but I’m gonna take these torture devices off my feet,” I say as I find a park bench and sit down, bending over to pull them off.

“Let me.”

He gets down on one knee and holds my ankle, unzipping the boots and sliding the first one off. He then starts rubbing his hands into my feet, kneading them firmly. I can’t stifle the moan that escapes me as I lean back against the bench and enjoy the blissful foot rub I’m currently being given.

“That feels so good,” I groan as he continues his massage. He then turns his attention to my other foot, his touch on my skin so light, yet his heat burns through me in a direct line to my now aching core. This is the most drawn out foreplay I’ve ever experienced, and I almost don’t want it to end.

Once he’s finished, he stands back on his feet, my super pretty boots in one hand while he pulls me up with the other. “Better?” he asks, kissing my temple.

“Much. You better watch out, though. I might have to keep you stashed in the corner of my bedroom as my personal foot massage slave,” I say with a laugh.

His eyes grow dark, full of hunger and desire. “You wouldn’t have to force me to stay in your bedroom, Mac.”

“The idea of it makes me hot,” I reply with a wink.

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Author Bio:

I’m 31 years old and live in New Zealand, the most beautiful country in the world.

I love reading, and started writing my first novel, Lost in Distraction in December 2012. Before that I’d written business and website articles professionally but never fiction. I love the indie community, authors, bloggers and readers alike and have met so many awesome people that I now call dear friends.

I’m a huge music lover as well. I REALLY love music. If there isn’t music playing, something is wrong. And it’s a wide range of music too, I might surprise you with my eclectic tastes.

I’m also a wife, mother of two gorgeous girls and currently working for myself as well as studying full time to become an accountant of all things. I also have a Bachelor of Communications.

My author inspirations are: Michelle Leighton, Barbara Elsborg and Kristen Ashley.

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COVER REVEAL: RUNNING IN PLACE BY L.B. SIMMONS


Synopsis:


Tatum O’Connell:
Some call me a party girl. People see me as happy, full of life, with absolutely no cares in the world. They see what I want them to see. But no one knows me – really knows me. Not even Noah Reese.  Mr. Perfect is always watching me, most likely judging every single imperfect thing I do. But, if Noah wants to keep an eye on me, that’s just fine. I definitely don’t mind. I just hope he doesn’t have any plans to save me from my new-found life of self-destruction because in order to save me, he will have to see me…
And I’m never going to let that happen.
Noah Reese:
Perfect. That’s me. That’s the only acceptable way to be, according to my father. Perfect grades. Perfect manners. Perfect athlete. Perfect SAT scores. Perfect college. And recently, I was accepted into the perfect med school. My future has already been mapped out for me and there’s nothing that can change that. Not even Tatum O’Connell. That girl is out of control, yet for some reason, I can’t seem to keep my distance from her. I watch her closely, hoping that one day she’ll let me in, but watching her lead her life down the dangerous path she’s on right now isn’t easy…
I have a feeling I’m about to find myself swept away by the hurricane that is Tatum O’Connell.
“Two fleeting souls,
Unknowingly tethered.
Too slowly drawn,
Impatient fate calls.
The jolting collide intertwines their lives
And splinters their walls.”                                              
“Catalyst” – Noah Reese


SERIES READING ORDER:

Mending Hearts #1 – Running on Empty: http://amzn.to/116pVVm

Mending Hearts #1.5 -  Recovery: http://amzn.to/19aaPmH 
Mending Hearts #2 – Running in Place  COMING OCTOBER 2013

TEASER FROM RUNNING IN PLACE
Still laughing and not paying attention, I round the corner, only to run straight into a completely different kind of trouble.  A brown-headed, blue-eyed, whirlwind kind of trouble.  A trouble that looks unbelievably hot in a tight-ass, short black dress.  A trouble wearing the highest black heels I’ve ever seen, heels that make her legs look unbelievable and should be outlawed judging by the bulge forming inside my dark Diesels. Damn. She’s also a trouble that I’ve formed a decent friendship with over the last few weeks, so any mental images I have of her doing certain things to me wearing those heels have got to go. 
“Hey!” she says laughing as she flips her hair off her shoulders.  My eyes immediately land on her pouty lips, the clear shine reflecting off of them as she smiles. “What are you doing here?”
I clear my throat and tear my gaze from her mouth.  “Getting my check, you?”
She looks me up and down as she nods her head. “Me too,” she says clearing her own throat.  “Where are you going, looking all spiffy?”
I chuckle because only she would say spiffy.  “I’m taking Piper to that new club, Parallel. Where are you going looking all spiffy?”
She claps her hands together excitedly before taking my hand.  “We’re going there too!  Yay!”
I’m still surprised every time she touches me.  It’s such a drastic change from the first day at the duplexes.  As I think about the last month or so – all the times that we laughed together at something ridiculous that she said, or the fact that she insists on bumping hips with me every single time a song comes on the radio that she likes while singing at the top of her lungs, even the times she lightly brushes her hand across my arm while she’s speaking – there’s a level of comfort and ease about our friendship. Reason five hundred why I need to curb my inappropriate thoughts about this one.
I smile to myself as she tugs me harder.  “Where are you taking me?”
“To the employee bathroom!”
Well, that did absolutely nothing to fend off dirty thoughts.
“Why?”
She giggles. Obviously, she’s already started drinking.  Great.  Well, at least we’ll be at the same place so I can make sure Dickhead the Douchebag takes care of her.
“Because, I’m gonna fix your hair.  It looks too…perfect.  It needs to be messy – sexy, like you.” She stops dead in her tracks. “Um…I mean, as sexy as you look now.” She exhales, frustrated. “Sexily dressed, that’s what I mean.” She bites her bottom lip nervously as she mentally tries to hook her words and reel them back in.  I just laugh because she looks so damn cute.
“So, you think I’m sexy?”
Saying nothing else, she rolls her eyes and pulls me in the direction of the bathroom.  Once we arrive, she flips on the light and points at the toilet for me to take a seat. Turning on the faucet, she sets her purse on the counter and pulls out a travel size hairspray.  After digging around for a little while longer, she turns towards me.
“Well, I guess this will have to do.” She tilts her head to the left and then scrunches her mouth to the same side, deep in thought. Nodding to herself, she leans over and wets her fingers in the sink before stepping in between my legs. 
She breathes in deeply before placing her fingers in my hair.  Slowly, she distributes the water throughout, often leaning back to the faucet to get more.  Her cool hands work from the sides of my head toward the top, where her fingers interlace to form a spiky section down the center. Then she bends at the waist, placing her face so close to mine, her breaths hit my mouth.  I know I can’t have her, but damn if I don’t want to take some piece of her with me. So greedily, I take in her air with every breath she releases. Her eyes still focused on my hair, I watch her mouth. Still breathing with her, I lick my lips, the movement distracting her so that she brings her blue eyes to mine. In silence, we stare, only the shared breaths between us are heard.
Taking her hand out of my hair, she places it on the side of my face and gently strokes my cheek with her thumb as we hold each other’s eyes.  Before long, I watch a soft saddened half-smile appear on her lips.  “Much better,” she says with one last soothing run of her thumb before she backs away.  Reaching for the hair spray, she tweaks the top of my hair, pulling random pieces in different directions before spraying them.  I fight the urge to put my hands around her waist and pull her into me.  To hold her. To have her.
Instead, I sit with my hands on my knees, wanting what I can’t have.
After a couple of more sprays, she steps back.  “All done. You’re good to go. To the bar. With Piper,” she says, the pitch of her voice getting higher with each incomplete sentence spoken.  There’s no mistaking the heartache radiating between the both of us.  It’s so thick I could slice it with a knife.
Author Bio:
L.B. Simmons is a graduate of Texas A&M University and holds a degree in Biomedical Science. She has been a practicing Chemist for the last 11 years. She lives with her husband and three daughters in Texas and writes every chance she gets.
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